Caden has an announcement…

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12 Months

Wow.  Seriously?  I can not believe we’ve had Caden for a year!  It went by so fast.  Every day I’m struck with the realization that I have a baby.  He’s mine.  It has been such hard work, like I never could have imagined but so incredibly worth it.  So much better than I ever dreamt it to be.

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We didn’t do a fancy birthday party even though I do love a good soiree.  I just couldn’t justify doing anything fancy for a one year old when I know there’s no way he’d remember it or even enjoy it.  Cma made him his bear cake and everyone stood around for about 15 minutes watching him cautiously stuff his face.  It was quite entertaining.

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His twelve month stats are:

Weight:  22lbs 2oz {60th percentile}

Height:  31.25in {89th percentile}

Head:  47cm {73rd percentile}

Sleeping: He normally goes to bed between 7:30-8:15PM and will sleep through till about 7am.  Wow, having him wake up at 7AM is like a dream come true.  Some mornings recently, he woke up at 7:30 and gasp!, even 8AM!?  I still go in and change his diaper around 11PM when I head up to bed and usually by then he’s already soaking wet (not soaked through).  I can’t imagine what he’d be like if I didn’t change him.  He does not like being extremely wet and definitely doesn’t like to be soaked through.

Still napping at 10AM and 3PM.  He will sleep between 45 mins to 1hr 15 mins.  Usually one nap is 45 mins and the other 1hr 15mins.

Nursing/bottles:  A week before Caden turned one, I had to stop breastfeeding cold turkey because I got a virus and our pediatrician said it could be passed through breast milk.  I was so sad.  I had planned to stop around or after 1 year but never like that or that sudden.  So he is down to 3 bottles- 7AM, 11:30AM (or whenever he wakes up from his first nap) and 6:45PM.  After he finishes his current container of formula we’re switching to whole milk.  He’s already had some and really likes it.  Our ped wants me to give his milk to him during his meals too, instead of between meals.

Likes: being held, exploring, touching things he shouldn’t, playing with dog cages, opening/closing doors, pulling everything out of our cabinets, reading his books, screeching like a banshee/pterodactyl, food, being outside especially riding in his little car, the ipad, curious george and baby einstein.

Dislikes: when we put him down, when we say no touch

Nicknames: C-bubs, K-bob, bubby, little buddy, nugget, Cadenza {thanks to my aunt}, Ca

Development: HE’S WALKING!  Well his record is 11 steps but he still chooses to crawl.
-Puts his toys in the tub
-Can hike one leg up over tub
-Pats the couch/ground when he wants Toby to come
-Can stack all of his stacking cups
-Waves his arms when he hears music or wants you to sing or when he hears a beat
-Can clap and give high fives
-Can do how big is Caden
-Fave song is wheels on the bus
-Loves anything soft, he loves to lay on soft things the floor (grey/white blanket, big stuffed dog).  If you put a blanket on the floor, he’ll be on it in .2 seconds.
-Loves to feed himself
-When we go upstairs, he goes over to gate and pats it, telling me to put it up
-Tries to put shoes/pants on
-Made his first car sounds while playing with his cars on 12-29
-Grabbed bottle out of his bottom drawer and tried to put it on the top of the counter because it was time to have his bottle and pointed the formula
-Will put his toys away in their proper container
-Has figured out how to drain the tub
-Can go up and down the stairs without my help (I’m right behind him the whole time, don’t you worry)
-He got a convertible car seat for Christmas so I installed that bad boy the next day.  He barely fits in the infant car seat anymore.

Words so far in order: mama, dada, moo, bye, bear (kinda- we said say bear and he says beaauuhhh), quack, he yells MOM (sounds like MAHM) and DAD, Uh-oh (uh-uh).

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Enamored by the new-fake evergreen in our family room.

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Um guys, I’m a little bit stuck

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You do what you gotta do to get your yums.

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standy pants

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Gosh I love his beautiful eyes

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yeah, poopin’ in da tub gets my super relaxed before bed.

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daddy, you read the funniest books!

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We woke up to Caden on christmas morning under his blanket, sitting up, babbling to himself.

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just reading a good book.

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WHAT!?! We have a secret room in our house!?? Why didn’t you tell me???

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cma snuggles

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Bubs and mama

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Reading to Curious George about himself.

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Already insists on doing it himself.

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Getting ready to meet the big man.

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Nooot a fan. But mommy got just what she wanted. A crying baby picture. :)

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Got some new wheels.

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I feed myself.

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Transitioning to his big boy car seat means no sun shade so we gotta make do.

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Caden loves his cousins!

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KK loved feeding bubs.

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Caden and granmama

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First Christmas!

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Caden loves his uncle ty and soon to be auntie sally.

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Not sure why I bought him any gifts because he obvi loves the paper best.

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Birthday bear smash cake!

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Gettin’ messy!

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He looks like he’s enjoying it but really he didn’t act like the cake was any different than any other food.

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his face. :O

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If only you could have heard the sound that came with this face.

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boop boop dpa!

I can’t believe his first year of life is over.  But I’m sooooo excited for all of the years to come!  We love Caden so much, more than we ever thought possible.

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11 Months

His eleven month stats are:

Weight:  ?

Height:  ?

Head:  ?

Sleeping: He normally goes to bed between 7:30-8:15PM and will sleep through the whole night till about 6AM.  I’ve started changing his diaper when I go to bed, around 11:30 because he would pee through every single night.

Still napping at 10AM and 3PM.  He will sleep between 45 mins to 1hr 15 mins.  Usually one nap is 45 mins and the other 1hr 15mins.

Nursing/bottles:  6:30Am {nursing}, ~11AM {formula- when he wakes up from nap},  3:00PM {nursing} and 6:30pm {formula}.

Likes: being held, exploring, touching things he shouldn’t, playing with dog cages, opening/closing doors, pulling everything out of our cabinets, reading his books, screeching like a banshee/pterodactyl, food, being outside especially riding in his little car, the ipad, curious george and baby einstein.

Dislikes: when we put him down, when we say no touch, green beans/prunes,

Nicknames: C-bubs, K-bob, bubby, little buddy, nugget, Cadenza {thanks to my aunt}

Development: walking alongside things like the couch or ottoman.

Words so far in order: mama, dada, moo, bye, bear (kinda- we said say bear and he says beaauuhhh)

Oct 29- sick appointment for cold, wheezing got really bad, had croupy like cough.. it was really nerve wracking but it went away after a few days.

oct 31- first lollipop. He broke into the candy bowl for the trick or treaters and whipped that lollipop out of the wrapper so fast!

Nov 9- first time down a slide
Nov 10- Caden started to get a slightly raised temperature.
Nov 11- Took Caden to the pediatrician and he tested neg for a bacterial infection.
Nov 12- 102.8 F
Nov 12- 104.4 F
Nov 12- 103.0 F
Nov 12- 104.1
Nov 12- Took Caden to KidMed at 9PM and he tested neg for strep and the flu.  The DR thought it was Roseola which appears as a lacey rash all over the body and the only symptom is a high fever.
Nov 13- 103.6
Nov 14- Roseola rash appeared

Trying to get his fever down. Sick little eyes.

Sick baby.

Wearing a bandage on his heel because they couldn’t get anything from his finger prick.

At kidmed waiting to see the doctor.

He fell asleep on me while waiting for the doctor. This neverrrr happens.

Nov 15- Caden said moo when we asked him what a cow says

Nov 18-  First time Caden pooped in the tub.  I almost got a picture of it but my mom was too fast.  Probably for the best.

Working on our handwriting

Readin’ his new books.

Readin’ with Granmama

Ok Toby, Ill share my pizza with you.

i love balloons!!!

watchin’ some baby einstein

A little evening cruise.

Daddy and Caden crankin’ out some tunes.

He was crying about 3 seconds after this when the frog jumped out of Brandon’s hand.

You gotta be comfy when you read a long book or musical birthday card.

Mass chaos.

A little climbing monkey just like his mama.

Showing George his car seat.

Are dees all for me?!?!

C-ma reading some Curious George!

Caden loves to stand in the drivers seat and move the steering wheel back and forth.

tunnel time

We got a new dog

Two doggies!

Obligatory toilet paper picture.

Caden wanted to celebrate the Ravens win with a balloon!

Loves his veggies.

Helping put the ornaments on the tree.

books are tasty.

It is so incredibly hard to believe that he’s less than a month away from turning ONE YEAR OLD!?!?!  WHATTT!?!?  I can’t believe it.  Ugh.

Enjoy these videos of our little buddy from the past month!

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